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November 19, 2016. 13 of them are under the age of 80, and thus able to vote in a hypothetical conclave, and four of them are non-electors.
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Vatican congratulates Trump and hopes his time in office "can truly be fruitful"

November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."
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Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

The pope could meet with victims of sexual abuse in Malta

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The spokesman for the Vatican, Federico Lombardi, has said that even tough the trip will be “short” and the program is “intense”, he does not rule out the possibility of a meeting.

He has recognized that one of the priorities of the pope is to listen to all of the victims. So, if he cannot meet with them in his trip he will meet with then at another time.

Benedict XVI already met with victims of sexual abuse cases in prior visits to the United States and Australia.

Furthermore Federico Lombardi says the pope is ready to adopt new measures to fight against sexual abuse like with possible apostolic visits, meetings with the victims and expanding the methods of prevention and responses.

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